USN-560-1: Tomboy vulnerability

7 January 2008

tomboy vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 7.10
  • Ubuntu 7.04
  • Ubuntu 6.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • tomboy


Jan Oravec discovered that Tomboy did not properly setup the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable. A local attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 7.10
tomboy - 0.8.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 7.04
tomboy - 0.6.3-0ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 6.10
tomboy - 0.4.1-0ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
tomboy - 0.3.5-1ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to restart Tomboy to effect the necessary changes.